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Merchandise Allocator in Birmingham, AL at Books-A-Million, Inc.

Date Posted: 1/23/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Allocator will support all store locations through the management and optimization of inventory levels. This role will perform a series of functions in collaboration with the Planning Team to gain a clear and basic understanding of the buying and planning process. 

Job Requirements

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Allocate merchandise at sku level based on individual store trends, and allocation objectives
  • Work with a sense of urgency and accuracy in order to ensure inventory levels are appropriate for each store, arrive at the right time, in the right amount. In turn, maximizing sales and inventory turn
  • Build a constructive and collaborative relationship with Planners and Buyers
  • Partner with planners to identify risks/opportunities and to develop action plans to achieve designated goals.
  • Analyze business trends at the store level, acting as a store level expert in regards to product needs and opportunities. Make recommendations impacting sales and profitability accordingly
  • Assist with procurement, product development, vendor partnerships, assortment planning, financial analysis, allocation and replenishment functions
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Passion for retail, with prior retail experience preferred
  • Strong business acumen, analytical skills and ability to communicate clearly

Preferred Skills

  • Ability to understand and interpret data and draw conclusions
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Assertiveness and intellectual and business curiosity
  • Self -motivation

Physical and Environmental Requirements

  • Must be able to sit at a computer or desk for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to use hands/arms to operate keyboard, telephone and for repetitive motion activities
  • Must be able to lift objects up to 25 lbs. with or without assistance
  • Must be able to communicate using speech, sight, and sound with or without assistive device
  • Must be able to stand, walk, stoop or crouch while performing daily activities of the job
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